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Try trimming away processes and activities which add no value

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#Tip: Try trimming away processes and activities which add no value to your supply chain. High transportation costs, procurement costs, inventory and storage costs, waste in the supply chain, inadequate inventory management, and poor forecast accuracy are all areas to examine in detail if you want your supply chain to support rather than hinder overall business success. A great deal of cost can be saved not by making cuts per se, but by improving, streamlining, and optimizing the supply chain.

Don’t overlook the importance of Labeling!

MAVES

Labeling is one of the many factors that affect the supply chain and determines the success of a product being delivered on time. The five key areas where labeling affects the supply chain are stocking, recalls, warehouse, shipping, and product details. Misprinted labels come at a high cost. Chargebacks from big-box retailers can range from $5 to $165 per label. In 2018, companies paid up to $24 billion US in recalls for reasons including misprinted labels!

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MAVES Wednesday Wisdom – Did you know?

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50% of respondents say advancements in technologies are exerting a strong impact on their company’s logistics, supply chain, and transportation operations. Forbes Insights). How are you incorporating new technologies in your supply chain management in an effort to address fast-evolving consumer needs and interests? The post MAVES Wednesday Wisdom – Did you know? appeared first on Maves.

Key strategies to increase supply chain resilience

MAVES

How can 3PLs increase their resilience? And what are the changes that 3PLs need to adapt to, to ensure long-term success?

Facebook Causes Continue to Show Little Promise as Fundraising Tools

The Global Supply Chain is Evolving – Are you ready?

MAVES

The global supply chain is evolving every day, adding complexity to the roles of shippers and their third-party logistics providers (3PLs). The “I want it now” environment, formed by the evolution the digital world and fostered by both millennials and companies like Amazon, is creating opportunities for those 3PLs willing to change and adapt to meet those consumer demands.

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MAVES supports after-hours steam education

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X Academy is an after-hours STEAM academy (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) for middle and high school kids. MAVES is a supporting donor for Dr. X Academy, with a focus on supporting girls. Girls are somehow being inhibited from pursuing careers in STEAM. That girls are really good at the hard subjects is proven by their participation in Dr. X’s academy winning two World Championships in 2019.

New Partnerships

MAVES

For many years we have supported the label requirements of our 3PL clients through our ViewPoint Logistics TM software, specifically using Teklynx integrated barcode solutions. MAVES is now an official business partner and reseller of Teklynx software, allowing us to provide even better label solutions for our Clients. In 2019 MAVES became a partner with Techdinamics, expanding your options for quick and simple connectivity to all the major Webstores.

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Spotlight Article: Meet Tony Zhang

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Thank you for joining us at the 2019 MAVES Advisory Board user Group, See you in 2020

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That's a wrap. Thanks to all who joined us at # MABUG2019 in # Sacramento. See you at # MABUG2020 ! The post Thank you for joining us at the 2019 MAVES Advisory Board user Group, See you in 2020 appeared first on Maves.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

We want to thank you for being a loyal customer

MAVES

This Valentine's Day we decided to create a video to say thank you to our clients. We appreciate your business and your support. link] The post We want to thank you for being a loyal customer appeared first on Maves.

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MAVES “The Highview” Newsletter Volume 1

MAVES

MAVES is pleased to announce the start of our new Newsletter entitled “The Highview” This will be posted quarterly to keep you updated on what’s happening at MAVES and whats new in the 3PL world. We invite you to have a read! MAVES July 2018 Newsletter. The post MAVES “The Highview” Newsletter Volume 1 appeared first on Maves.

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Feeling blue? Its time to heat up your Cold Chain Solutions with MAVES

MAVES

Over 40 years ago, our first client was a Private Refrigerated Warehouse (PRW). So we understand your daily challenges can include: locating your client’s products in the variable temperature controlled environment, management of of code dated products, provision of flawlessly detailed product activity records and retention and availability of any data supporting the movement of the goods through your company’s position in the Cold Chain.

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Abu Dhabi Ports acquires MICCO to become a leading provider of fully integrated supply chain logistics solutions

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Abu Dhabi Ports, part of ADQ, one of the region’s largest holding companies with a broad portfolio of major enterprises spanning key sectors of Abu Dhabi’s diversified economy, has announced another step in its drive to enhance the emirate’s rank as an international hub for trade and logistics with the acquisition of MICCO Logistics

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

Adapting to a Digital World - Agile, Collaborative and Innovative Supply Chain Management

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

There are now only five weeks until Digital Supply Chain will be returning to Amsterdam. So if you haven’t already booked your seat, now is the time

How the heatwave impacted the High Street

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

By Matthew Robertson, co-CEO, NetDespatch. As we see the first signs of the heatwave dissipating and wetter weather coming in, this got me thinking about recent articles that I've read about the negative impact on productivity the balmy summer weather has had on office workers, with many preferring to work from home and not venture into heat-baked cities, over-crowded tubes and frenzied traffic jams

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Supply chain attacks on the rise as one of the biggest new threat vectors as organisations scramble to close gaps

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

CrowdStrike Inc., the cloud-delivered endpoint protection solutions provider, has announced the results of its global supply chain survey, Securing the Supply Chain, produced by independent research firm Vanson Bourne

Dealing With The Supply Chain Gloppy Mess

Supply Chain Shaman

During August, I moved and I spent the weekend painting my new shed with gloppy, wet deck paint. As I methodically pivoted the roller to apply the stain, I made quite a mess. Standing in the hot sun covered in paint was a good time for reflection.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

KPI Supply Chain: Parcel Metrics to Track and Boost Peak Season Value

Cerasis

Carving a successful footprint and managing to boost Peak season value involves the direct application of KPI supply chain best practices. These best practices go back to the root of digital transformation within logistics, recognizing when things go wrong and intervening immediately.

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Invest in These Capabilities to Drive Supply Chain Excellence

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Insights from Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2020. Supply chain professionals know it can be extremely challenging to drive day-to-day operational excellence and pursue innovation at the same time.

Strong Supply Chains Required For an Economic Rebound: Six Steps To Take

Supply Chain Shaman

Today, I am reflective. My last post on the Supply Chain Shaman blog was forty-five days ago. I spent the month of March trying to help business leaders mitigate the impact of the pandemic. My first focus was on China sourcing.

JIT Fulfillment for an Omnichannel Experience: 5 Peak Season Tips

Cerasis

Peak season is rapidly approaching once again and always seems to overwhelm supply chains. The upcoming peak season will probably set an all-new bar for future peak seasons to come, especially during uncertainty and the onset of the global pandemic.

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

What Is Reverse Logistics’ Role in 2020 Supply Chain Trends

Cerasis

As customers continue to shop online through the remainder of the year, the demand on reverse logistics—particularly the process of managing returns—will skyrocket. It’s the same story; customers want more and more. And, it’s time for businesses to really consider the facts.

Peak Season Supply Chain Challenges Spur Innovation

Cerasis

The typical peak season supply chain presents its own set of challenges yearly. However, this peak season is one never seen before. This year, 2020, is shaping up to be the most challenging year yet with the global pandemic in full force and the delays following for most of this year.

Supply Chain Leaders Rearranging Deck Chairs? Yes, I Think So.

Supply Chain Shaman

Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence – only in constant improvement and constant change. Tom Peters. The idiom, rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic, symbolizes working on something pointless or insignificant because it will soon be overtaken by events. After finishing the Supply Chains to Admire report and the Youtube series (to be released this week), this is my feeling. Here, in this blog, I explain. What Is Supply Chain Excellence?

Building Value Networks. Stopping the Backward Slide.

Supply Chain Shaman

In the 1980s, I had a flip phone. (On On the left, I share a picture for those that never experienced the evolution of the cellular phone.) The device was limited to voice/calls–no music, no text, and no apps. This device was a portable phone.

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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

The Journey to the Factory of the Future

DELMIA Quintiq

While most people are staying home during the COVID-19 pandemic, many are on the front line. Not just in hospitals, but our manufacturers who are essential to society and doing their part helping to stop the global pandemic.

A Year Without Oktoberfest, Yet New Opportunities Exist in the Beer Industry

DELMIA Quintiq

The cancellation of this year’s Oktoberfest is another blow to a beleaguered beer industry that’s still reeling from the effects of the global health crisis. The world’s biggest beer festival was expected to bring in up to six million visitors to the city of Munich.

History Repeats Itself Without Supply Chain Leadership

Supply Chain Shaman

This is a story for the Eds, Franks, and Toms working together in supply chains across the globe. It is also a story for a young supply chain manager attempting to make a difference, but feeling stymied. Sharing My Experience. The year was 1982.

Inventory System Concern: Should Companies Always Maintain Peak Season Stock?

Cerasis

Peak season gets more extensive and more demanding every year. And the upcoming peak season is expected to shatter records.

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Supply Chain Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

Speaker: Aanand Pandey, Supply Chain Analyst & Consultant, AIMMS

This short video explains how scenario modeling can help you improve supply chain resilience and your ability to respond and recover quickly from disruptions. Looking at scenarios side by side provides valuable insights that makes it easier to evaluate impact on your operations, ability to service customers and margin, and the best options to restart supply when supply lanes reopen.